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The first Dev channel update is live! Be sure to update your browser to the latest version ( and check out the latest news on our welcome page.

The Canary build is updated daily and the Dev build is updated weekly, thus, this being the first weekly Dev update.

Web News / Re: Facebook copied 1.5m users' email contacts
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:16:20 PM »
Not only Facebook but Instagram as well.  From Keeping Passwords Secure | Facebook Newsroom:
(Update on April 18, 2019 at 7AM PT: Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed).

Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software. This Critical Patch Update contains 5 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE. All of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.


If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

Download Information

Java SE 8u201 or 8u202
Release Notes:

Java SE 11.0.2 (x64-bit only)
Note: JDK only.
Release Notes:

NoteUNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional. Preferably, see the instructions below on how to handle "Unwanted Extras".

Windows Insider Preview Build 18875 Released to Fast Ring (Merged Skip Ahead/Fast Ring) Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875 | Windows Experience Blog.

UPDATE 4/16: A huge thank you to all the Windows Insiders who reported and up-voted feedback on receiving 0xca00a000 and/or 0x80242016 errors when attempting to download and install Build 18875. Your feedback has been immensely helpful in the investigation of the issue. We have determined that there is an issue with the Build 18362.53 (KB4495666) Cumulative Update that was released early last week which has caused updates to Build 18875 to fail. The issue only impacts 19H1 to 20H1 updates and occurs due to a migration failure as the OS attempts to update to the new build. To resolve this issue, we are creating a new Cumulative Update that will need to be applied on top of Build 18362.53 first before Insiders will be able to update to the latest 20H1 builds. As we work on this new Cumulative Update, we have stopped offering Build 18875 to Insiders on Build 18362.53 and holding off flighting a new 20H1 build until we can deliver the fix to unblock Insiders. Our goal is for this to happen by the end of this week. We’ll share additional updates as available.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: It's Spring!
« on: April 14, 2019, 03:42:01 PM »
Here's a picture I took from the window of a couple deer in the front yard.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: It's Spring!
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:25:19 PM »
Very pretty!  Much too soon here although crocus and daffodils are starting to bloom and I also saw evidence of the hyacinth buds beginning to pop out of the ground. 

The deer have done the same thing here, plodr. 

Hi, Ron.  Congratulations on finally moving up! 

Techie is correct.  With Windows 10, you have a digital license or a product key.  So, first see Activation in Windows 10 - Windows Help.  Also see Find your Windows product key - Windows Help.  Since it is an OEM (Dell) device, there will be a product key.  By making note of that important number, should it ever be necessary to reinstall the operating system and you are having problems with the activation, you'll have the "magic number".

As techie also recommended, a good backup of your important files, pictures, etc. is most important.  Backup is one thing but because of the way things have changed, files that I frequently access, I make sure I have a copy stored on OneDrive.  That way, I can access those files from any of my devices, including my cell phone. 

Feel free to ask us questions you may have as you make the adjustment to Windows 10. 

While I was composing, I see you added another reply.  With a bare bones PC with a fresh copy of Windows 10, you don't need to make an exact copy of the HD.  It is easy enough to "Create Windows 10 installation media" following the instructions here:  Download Windows 10.  Keep in mind, however, that unlike the earlier Windows operating systems, instead of service packs every couple of years, a new build of Windows 10 is released twice a year -- in the spring and in the fall.  The current version is 1809 but the next version will be released in May -- the entire operating system so creating a clone of what will soon be an old version won't be all that helpful.  Here are the recovery options for Windows 10:  Recovery options in Windows 10

Correct, techie.  Nothing updated for security updates in this or the previous update.  Also, no update to Firefox ESR

Windows Insider Preview Build 18875 Released to Fast Ring (Merged Skip Ahead/Fast Ring) Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875 | Windows Experience Blog.

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are moving the Fast ring forward to 20H1 and merging the small group of Insiders who opted-in to Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20H1 Build 18875. That means Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted-in to Skip Ahead will receive the same builds going forward.

This means that if you wish to test builds for 19H2, it is necessary to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and change the Insider settings to Slow or Release Preview.

Please note:  If you saw information about security updates for Adobe Shockwave Player released today (09April2019), those updates apply only companies with existing Enterprise licenses for Adobe Shockwave.  They will continue to receive support until the end of their current contracts. However, consumers with Shockwave Player still installed are advised to uninstall it as there will be no further security updates.

The April security updates have been released and consist of 74 CVE's and one security advisory (for Adobe Flash Player) in which 13 are rated Critical and 61 are rated Important. None are listed as publicly known but two are listed as being under active attack at the time of release.

In addition to a Servicing Stack Update (See ADV990001), the updates apply to the following:  Adobe Flash Player, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows,  Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office SharePoint, ChakraCore, ASP.NET, Microsoft Exchange Server, Team Foundation Server, Azure DevOps Server, Open Enclave SDK, and Windows Admin Center.

See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The April 2019 Security Update Review.

Release Notes
Windows 10 Update history

UPDATE 4/9: We have released Build 18362.53 (KB4495666) for Windows Insiders who are currently on Build 18362.30 of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. This update also includes security updates that come as part of the normal monthly Patch Tuesday release cycle.

This update does include a known issue:

    After installing this update (KB4495666), users may experience error “0x800705b4” when launching Windows Defender Application Guard or Windows Sandbox. As a workaround, you can enable the following registry keys on the Host OS and reboot:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Containers\CmService\Policy]


Adobe has released Version of Adobe Flash Player and AIR for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address important bug and security fixes.   

Release date:  APRIL 9, 2019
Vulnerability identifier: APSB19-19
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Security Bulletin
Release Notes

Adobe has released critical security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.  

Release date:  April 9, 2019
Vulnerability identifier: APSB19-17
Platform: Windows and MacOS

Update or Complete Download

Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 2019.010.20099. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help & Check for Updates.

    Reader DC and other versions are available here:
    Acrobat DC for Windows is available here:

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

Security Bulletin

From:  Microsoft Edge preview builds: The next step in our OSS journey | Windows Experience Blog
In December, we announced our intention to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop. Our goal is to work with the larger Chromium open source community to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.

Today we’re embarking on the next step in this journey – our first Canary and Developer builds are ready for download on Windows 10 PCs. Canary builds are preview builds that will be updated daily, while Developer builds are preview builds that will be updated weekly. Beta builds will come online in the future. Support for Mac and all supported versions of Windows will also come over time.

For more in depth information see What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider Channels - Microsoft Edge Blog

One nice aspect of the preview is if you already use Microsoft Edge, that existing version installed on your device(s) at this time will continue to work along side with the builds from any of the Microsoft Edge Insider Channels.

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